Top 10 Most Powerful Machines of World War II

Most of the countries that participated in World War II invested a lot of money in procuring fire arms. And they affected the course of the war. We will be taking a look at 10 of these machines.

1.  Tank T-34


Tank T-34


The T-34 tank was a medium soviet tank that was developed from 1940 to 1944 and was the main tank of the peasants and workers not until modified tanks, T-34 replaced by T-35 took over and are still in use in some developed countries today. It was considered to be one of the most famous weaponry of the 2nd World War.

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2.  Carriers




The carriers are a kind of warships used extensively during the Second World War. The Japanese and the American Aircraft carriers were already representing a leading role in the Pacific battles. Take for example the attack carried out on Pearl Harbor was carried out with the help of the dive bombers placed at six Japanese Aircraft carriers.

3.  North American P-51 Mustang


North American P-51 Mustang


Coming in the 3rd place on this list is the North American P-51 Mustang used extensively by the US army during the Second World War. It was developed in the early 1940s and was considered to be the best ever fighter for the US Air Force during the 2nd World War. Its primary use was as a recce Aircraft and as bomber escort during the raids on German territory.

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4.  88-mm anti-aircraft gun FlaK 18/36/37/41


88-mm anti-aircraft gun FlaK


The 88mm Flak 18/36/37/41 also referred to as “eight-eight” is a German Anti-aircraft and anti-tank artillery gun used extensively by the German troops during the Second World War. It was designed to exterminate both tanks and aircraft and it is often used as artillery.

5.  Tank M4 “Sherman”


Tank M4 “Sherman”


The M4 “Sherman” is an American medium tank used extensively during the Second World War. About 49,234 of these machines were produced from 1942 to 1945. It came 3rd behind the tanks T-34 and T-54 as the most popular tanks used in the Second World War.

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6.  Hawker Hurricane


Hawker Hurricane


Known as the Hawker Hurricane is one of a kind British single seat fighter used at the Second World War. It was manufactured and designed by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. More than 14,500 of this kind of Aircraft built with a variety of modifications could also be used as an interceptor, as a fighter bomber and an attack Aircraft.

7.  U-boat (submarine)


U-boat (submarine)


The U-Boat which is a generally accepted abbreviation for the German submarines in service with the German Navy. The Germans were in short supply of strong Navy that could resist the allied troops in the sea. It was reported that the allies spent almost $ 26.4 billion was spent to fight against German submarines. Uncommon to the allied countries, Germany expended $ 2.86 billion for its U-boats. Winston Churchill confessed that the submarine scared him during the 2nd world war.

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8.  Avro Lancaster


Avro Lancaster


This is a British heavy bomber that was extensively used in the Second World War. It is considered as one of the most famous and most productive night bomber of the Second World War. More than 156,000 sorties were made and it dropped more than 600,000 tons of grenades. The first flight combat happened in March 1942. There were more than 7000 Lancaster during the war but almost half of them were destroyed by the enemies.

9.  Katyusha (BM-13)


Katyusha (BM-13)


This is a tubeless systems of field rocket artillery that was widely used by the special armed forces of the USSR during the Second World War. It was originally referred to as BM-13s known as Katyushas, and then the BM-8s and BM-31. The Bm-13 was the most famous of this class and was the most massive soviet war machine.

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10.  LCVP




This is one of a kind landing craft of the US Navy, that was designed for transportation and landing of troops on coast filled with enemies. Also referred to as ‘Higgins Boat’ named after its designer, Andrew Higgins, he designed a special boat used in marshland and shallow water. About 22 492 boats of this model were produced spanning a period of 15 years and were extensively used by the US in the Second World War.